Leonard Nimoy, Who Played Spock on Star Trek, Dies at 83

TIME

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on Star Trek, died Friday. He was 83 and had lung disease, and his family confirmed his death.

Nimoy was most famous for his role as the Vulcan Spock on the Star Trek TV show in 1966. He would also later appear in J.J Abrams’ Star Trek reboot movies.

« He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author—the list goes on—and friend, » his granddaughter Dani said in a statement.

« I loved him like a brother, » William Shatner, who starred in Star Trek alongside Nimoy as Captain Kirk, said in a statement. « We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love. »

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Nimoy announced he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, on Twitter a little over a year ago. He urged fans to quit smoking immediately, so they wouldn’t get sick as well…

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